Claudia Rankine is chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a professor of English at Pomona College and the author, most recently, of Citizen: An American Lyric.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Our Sons Know They Could Be the Next Michael Brown. But They Should Never Surrender
The drive to Ferguson prepares me for Ferguson. Once out of downtown St Louis, county after county radiates a pervasive poverty: abandoned malls, boarded-up stores, homes in disrepair, the occasional fast-food place, gas stations and, finally, the Ferguson Market & Liquor store on West...